Republic of Turkey

A citizen of Georgia planning to travel to the Republic of Turkey can enter to and stay in the Turkish territory during a total period of 90 days within a 180-day period in accordance with Resolution N2011/2306 of 10 October 2011 of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Turkey.

Protocol “between the governments of Georgia and the Republic of Turkey on changes and amendments to the visa agreement of April 4, 1996” that took effect on 10 December, 2011 provides visa-free movement for Georgian citizens on the territory of Turkey during 90 days in case they hold the following documents:

  1. National Identity card of Georgian citizen (based on international standards as set out in ICAO 9303 document and its attachments-New Identity Card, ID card).
  2. Passport of Georgian citizen;
  3. Seafarer’s book
  4. Crew Member Certificate
  5. Travel document to return in Georgia.

In parallel to the entry into force of Resolution N2011/2306 of 10 October 2011 of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Turkey, according to which foreigners are allowed to stay in the territory of the country during a total period of 90 days within a 180-day period, Turkey has simplified procedures for granting foreigners employment permits.

Based on the information that has been obtained as a result of consultations between the embassy and the relevant authorities of the country, such benefits will only apply to those foreigners who wish to work in households (as servants, caregivers of kids, the ill, the elderly).

Upon the simplification of procedures, foreign citizens will be able to obtain employment permits both during their stay in Turkey as well as after filing applications with Turkish diplomatic missions abroad.

In order to obtain employment permits, foreigners who have no residence permits in Turkey and are not present in the Turkish territory can appeal to Turkish diplomatic missions or consular services abroad, providing they have preliminary agreements with employers.

If applicants are already in the Turkish territory and hold residence permits for a period of 6 months (except residence permits for training purposes), their employers have the right to appeal directly to the Turkish Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance via the website: www.turkiye.gov.tr www.csgb.gov.tr and provide applicants with employment permits without the need for them to leave the territory of the country.

Applicant is required to file with the Turkish Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance a list of the following documents: application, a special form or labour contract signed by the employer and the applicant (samples can be found at the aforesaid website); photo; copy of passport together with its notarized translation;
The Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance is required to reply the applicant within a period of 30 days.

If the permit is granted, the employer will pay permit grant fee and will provide the applicant with national insurance coverage.

Employment permit will be valid for a period of one year. Such permit can be prolonged initially for two years and subsequently – for three-year periods.

Once the employment permit is granted, the applicant is required to appeal to the foreigners office under the Police for residence permit of for the prolongation thereof.

For additional information contact the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Tbilisi or the Consulate-General in Batumi.

Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Tbilisi:
35, Chavchavadze ave.
Tel: 2252072; 2252073;2 252074; 2252076,(2252078- consular service)
Fax:2220666
Consulate-General of the Republic of Turkey in Tbilisi:
8, M. Abashidze str.
Tel: 8 8822274790(Batumi)
Email: tiflisbe@dsl.ge

Web Page of the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Turkey:
http://www.mfa.gov.tr/default.en.mfa